Ferguson (25-9 MMA, 15-7 UFC) will look to snap his six-fight shedding skid in opposition to Pimblett (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 296 on Dec. 16 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas.
Ferguson’s most up-to-date loss got here to Inexperienced by third-round submission at UFC 291. However Inexperienced encourages “El Cucuy” to maintain preventing and thinks he nonetheless has it in him.
“Nothing however respect for my dawg. I might say, ‘Preserve going, child,’” Inexperienced advised The Schmo. “Everyone telling him to retire and stuff, he’ll retire when he desires to retire. Don’t let no one let you know completely different. I fought Tony, so I do know what I used to be coping with in there the entire whole time.
“Despite the fact that I used to be kicking his ass, Tony was by no means giving up. He was by no means going to stop. He was by no means going to interrupt, and he received that warrior spirit nonetheless. So, so long as you bought that warrior spirit, go do your factor, bro. You understand what I imply? And I feel he’s going to beat Paddy.”
Ferguson has tried to revamp his coaching strategies by working with former Navy SEAL David Goggins. However as Daniel Cormier echoed, Inexperienced doesn’t suppose cardio is the problem for Ferguson.
“I simply really feel like Tony wants a sick-ass man like me who might sort of tone in his weirdness and put some fundamentals again collectively,” Inexperienced mentioned. “A number of the staple items and he’ll be good. However, I don’t know why he’s doing all this cardio stuff.
“I feel he’d be dope if he simply picked up a few of the fundamentals, simply jab just a little higher, his head motion just a little higher. Small little issues like that and he’ll be nice. He’s punching and his chin remains to be up, he’s getting hit, no one’s serving to him with these elements of preventing. It’s nothing to do together with his coronary heart or his cardio.”
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